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25th Jun, 2018 | 9:00am

Medical underway: Celtic mainstay on brink of seven-figure exit - report

Celtic midfielder Stuart Armstrong is on the verge of completing his move to Southampton after travelling down south to complete his medical, according to a report.

The Daily Record state that a deal should be completed on Wednesday that will see him exit Celtic Park for a basic fee of £7million.

The midfielder arrived at the club back in 2015 from Dundee United for £1.6m, which means the Hoops will be making a healthy profit on Armstrong, who formed a formidable partnership in the centre of the park alongside Scott Brown.

Football Insider verdict:

As long as Brendan Rodgers not only replaces the midfielder but uses the finances from the sale wisely, this is a pretty good deal for the club. The best case scenario would be signing Hibernian midfielder John McGinn in the aftermath of Armstrong’s departure in order to replace the 26-year-old’s goals and assists. The Inverness-born ace has gone from strength to strength under Rodgers’ reign at Parkhead which has clearly not gone unnoticed in the Premier League. Armstrong made a total of 41 appearances for Celtic last season in the club’s second consecutive treble-winning campaign, where he was an integral member of the side, scoring 5 goals and assisting in a further six. Celtic fans will hope that if they do replace the outgoing midfielder with McGinn, the 23-year-old Hibernian star will be able to replicate the kind of form that earned him a nod as he was a nominee for the Player of the Year award in Scotland, which eventually went to Scott Brown.

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